The Imo State House of Assembly Speaker, Paul Emeziem, on Thursday, suspended six of its members over “unparliamentary” conduct.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that the state assembly has been in crisis over different reasons in recent months.
Sporadic gunshots were fired at the assembly premises yesterday.
According to Emeziem (APC- Onuimo), the decision to suspend the lawmakers was taken at the executive session.
“Some members have been conducting themselves in an unparliamentary manner thereby bringing the house to ridicule.
“We have thoroughly examined this issue at the executive session of the House and have resolved that peace and order must continue to reign.
“The executive session has, therefore, recommended the suspension of the members who have engaged in different misconduct.
“This action is in line with ensuring that the image of the House remains as it should be, while providing a functional environment and the synergy which we are required to provide to ensure all arms of government work together.”
The member representing Nkwerre LGA State Constituency, Hon. Barr. Obinna Okwara was elevated to Chief Whip.